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25-12 months-previous guy shot at in UP for coughing throughout a match of Ludo




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Noida: Amid fears over the spread of coronavirus, a 25-calendar year-old male was allegedly shot at by an additional particular person, subsequent an argument that was brought on by his “coughing” all through a video game of ludo at Higher Noida, police explained on Wednesday.

The incident took spot close to 9 pm on Tuesday at a temple in Dayanagar village less than the Jarcha police station limitations, where four people, including the male who been given gunshot accidents, ended up playing the board activity, they additional.

The wounded person, Prashant Singh alias Pravesh, was hospitalised, although the accused, Jai Veer Singh alias Gullu (30), is but to be arrested, the law enforcement said.

Both equally are citizens of Dayanagar village and engaged in agriculture, according to the law enforcement.

“Prashant and a few other people were being taking part in ludo at the village temple on Tuesday evening when Gullu arrived there. An argument broke out amongst Prashant and Gullu when the former coughed. Gullu received indignant considering he was accomplishing it intentionally,” a police formal advised PTI.

“As the argument intensified, Gullu pulled out a pistol and shot at Prashant,” he stated.

An wounded Prashant was rushed to a private healthcare facility, wherever his issue is steady now, the police reported, adding that an FIR was registered in opposition to the accused and attempts had been on to arrest him.

Coughing, fever and problem in breathing are some of the signs or symptoms of the novel coronavirus, a very contagious illness, according to authorities advisories.

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Andhra doctor, suspended for alleging PPE shortage, now beaten by cops for ‘creating nuisance’




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Bengaluru: A doctor with a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh, who was suspended for questioning the shortage of PPE kits, was admitted to a mental health facility Sunday, a day after he was allegedly manhandled by the police and arrested for creating nuisance in Visakhapatnam.

Dr Sudhakar Rao, a government civil surgeon, was beaten, his hands tied behind his back and dragged by police officers Sunday. During the incident, Sudhakar allegedly verbally abused the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in an inebriated state. Videos of the incident have since been widely shared online.

“The police control room received a call about a person creating nuisance on Beach Road Hospital in Visakhapatnam. The Fourth Town police was rushed there and found that the person was the suspended doctor, Sudhakar.

“When the police tried to control him, he snatched the mobile phone of an officer and threw it away. He is suffering from mental disorder and he was drunk. He was sent for a medical examination,” Vishakapatnam Police Commissioner R.K. Meena told the media Sunday.

Sudhakar was admitted to a mental hospital Sunday after doctors at the King George Hospital in Vishakapatnam said he suffered from anxiety.

“Since the doctor is in anxiety and talking irrelevant things, I have referred him to a mental care hospital in Visakhapatnam,” said Dr Radha Rani, medical superintendent, King George Hospital.

A statement released by the hospital said: “Dr Sudhakar was brought to the KGH casualty ward at 6.30 pm. From the smell, it was found that he was in a drunk condition. Under the influence of alcohol, he did not cooperate with anybody there and kept abusing all. Still, his pulse, BP were checked. Pulse was 98, BP 140/100. Blood samples were sent to forensic lab to ascertain alcohol content in his blood.”

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‘Treatment towards Sudhakar was inhuman’

Sudhakar, who spent more than 10 years at the Narsipatnam Government Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, was suspended from his duties in March after he openly criticised the Reddy government for failing to provide PPE kits and N95 masks to doctors treating Covid-19 patients.

He had alleged that the state government was giving N95 masks and PPE kits meant for doctors to politicians and the police.

A video of Sudhakar criticising the government was also shared widely. In the clip, he can be heard saying: “We are putting our lives at risk here. We are asked to use the same mask for 15 days and a fresh mask will be provided only twice a month.”

Speaking to ThePrint, Dr P. Gangadhar Rao, member of the National COVID Committee of the Indian Medical Association, said the manner in which Sudhakar was manhandled by the police was “inhuman” and “violated” human rights.

“We strongly condemn the way he was taken into custody. He was not carrying a weapon, he was alone, the number of policemen outnumbered him. Why treat him like that? We also saw a video where a policeman beats him with a lathi,” said Dr Gangadhar.

He added that Rao was one of the most experienced anaesthetists the Andhra Pradesh government had.

“Our next step of action is to get Sudhakar to write an unconditional apology for having used filthy language, abusing the chief minister and the government. We will then take our appeal to the CM seeking that he be reinstated,” Gangadhar said.

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